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Our flexible subscription gets you a DVR today.
Get the friendliest DVR.
Channels isn't just a simple DVR. It's your family's favorite way to watch TV.
Record specific episodes or create a Series Pass to get every new episode that airs.
Search Your Favorites
Did you just hear about a great new show? Search for it right in Channels.
Watch While Recording
Watch a recording that's currently in progress, or choose to watch it live.
Search for your favorite team, create a Team Pass, and never miss a game again.
Channels will suggest which shows to watch next based on your history.
Automatic Commercial Skipping
Recordings get their commercials indexed, so commercials are automatically skipped.
Automatically starts playing the next episode after you finish watching.
Start watching episodes of a show in a random order.
Organize your content to show in the Kids section, your main library, or both.
With all the pro features.
Who says friendly can't be powerful? Get a modern DVR with all the bells and whistles.
Whole Home DVR
Record in one place, watch on every device in your house.
Never run out of space. Let Channels manage your recordings.
Your recordings are available as simple video files right on your hardrive.
Watch the same channel on every device, only use 1 tuner.
Hardware accelerated transcoding for fast remote streaming.
Multiple Tuner Support
Use as many HDHomeRuns as you want, or even prioritize them.
Use your existing provider.
Channels lets you log in with your existing provider to watch and record its channels.
Learn more about how you can use your own TV provider.
Manage and watch from anywhere.
Leave your DVR at home and stream it from anywhere.
Manage recordings, create a Series Pass, schedule recordings from the guide or while you watch, from wherever you want.
Watch on the Go
Bring your TV streaming device with you, or just tune in on your phone or tablet.
Relax and don't get behind on your favorite shows.
Away on Business
Watch your own favorite shows in your hotel.
At the Gym
Catch the game while you work out.
On your Commute
Binge your shows on your morning commute.
More about our Channels DVR Server
Channels DVR Server is a separate application that powers Channels. It runs in your home on Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, and almost all popular NAS systems. There's no cloud to worry about being down. Your recordings are always available.